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Silicon Nitride Ceramic Balls

 

Silicon Nitride:   

 

Grade

Size Range in Inches and Millimeters

3 - 5

1/32 - 2                               0.793 - 50.800

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Silicon Nitride

Specified for use in such high-technology industries such as hybrid bearings, aerospace and defense; Silicon Nitride ceramic balls feature these advanced characteristics:

Excellent corrosion resistance withstands attack from harsh chemicals and demanding environmental conditions.

Lightweight Silicon Nitride weighs 60% less than steel which reduces centrifugal force, skidding and wear under high speed and acceleration.

Superior Surface Finish, Ra 0.1 7-0.25 micro inches may extend L-10 life to as much as 10 times that of steel bearings.

High Temperature Hardness is twice that of steel. These all-ceramic balls retain their strength and hardness up to 1800 degrees F.

Silicon Nitride is further characterized by its low density of 3.2 g/cc, high flexural strength of 1.0 GPa, and fracture toughness of 6 MPa/M2.

These outstanding properties, together with Hoover's exacting manufacturing standards regarding sphericity, diameter tolerance, and surface finish, make Hoover's silicon nitride balls ideal for high performance ball bearings.

Material Analysis

Grade

Allowable Lot Diameter Variation

Basic Diameter Tolerance

Allowable Ball Gage Deviation High

Allowable Ball Gage Deviation Low

Max. Surface Roughness.  Arithmetical Average. Micro-meters (Micro-inches)

2C

0.08 (3)

�0.51 (�20)

+0.51 (+20)

-0.51 (-20)

0.004 (0.15)

3C

0.13 (5)

�0.51 (�20)

+0.51 (+20)

-0.51 (-20)

0.004 (0.15)

5C

0.25 (10)

�0.76 (�30)

+0.76 (+30)

-0.76 (-30)

0.005 (0.20)

10C

0.51 (10)

�2.54 (�100)

+1.27 (+50)

-1.02 (-40)

0.006 (0.25)

16C

0.80 (32)

�2.54 (�100)

+1.27 (+50)

-1.02 (-40)

0.009 (0.35)

24C

1.22 (48)

�2.54 (�100)

+2.54 (+100)

-2.54 (-100)

0.013 (0.50)

48C

2.44 (96)

N/A

N/A

N/A

0.013 (0.50)

Mechanical Properties

 

Minimum

Maximum

Density, g/cc (lb/ft3)...........................................................................

3.0 (187)

3.4 (212)

Elastic Modulus, Gpa (ksi)..................................................................

270 (39150)

330 (47850)

Poisson�s ration.................................................................................

0.23

0.29

Thermal Conductivity, W/m-�K (Btu/h-ft-�F) - @ 20�C (Room Temp.).........

20 (11.5)

38 (21.9)

Specific Heat, J/kg-�K (Btu/1bm-�F).....................................................

650 (0.167)

800 (0.191)

Coefficient of thermal expansion, x10-6/�C (Room Temp. to 500�C).........

2.8

4.0

Resistivity, Ohm-m.............................................................................

1010

1016

Compresive Strenght, Mpa (ksi)...........................................................

3000 (435)

 

ASpecial material data should be obtained from individual suppliers.

 

 

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Silicon Nitride Ceramic Balls

Click Here for Ball Terms and Definitions (Grades Available and Tolerances)

Balls per Pkg Stock Part # Grade # Diameter  Price Per Ball
10 KB-1229 10 0.625  $25.00 (10 pc Min)
1 KB-1230 25 0.625  $19.90
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